Need to know how to get a scholarship for cc and track

by Nick
(Atascadero, CA, U.S)

Dear Coach Tienfenthaler,


I am currently a senior at Templeton High School California. I have been running for the past three years with Savannah Camacho and I want to know the best way to get a hold of coaches for college.i am currently coached by Jim Barodte who coached Jordan Hasay. i am the number one guy on my team as i have been since sophomore year. I am averaging my running times around the seventeens and my goal for this year is to run every race under 17 minutes. I believe that i can run under 16:30 this year and i am very inspired to go to any college that i can get a business and administration degree in. i also run track with a mile time of 4:38 and a 3200 time of 10:15. i know i can get better times for track and i plan to pr a lot this year. my cumulative weighted GPA is 2.49 and i was wondering if you could help me find any way to get a scholarship for a college with the info i have provided.

thank you,
Nick

Hello Nick,

The best thing I can tell you is to start contacting coaches. Your times are decent, but I don't know if a Division one school would give you a full scholarship. I would start looking at Division Two schools for a scholarship for running. My wife ran at a D2 school on a full scholarship and she loved it there (University of Wisconsin Parkside). If you like to run, but don't mind not being on a top Division One school, I suggest contacting Division Two schools right away.

Take a look at this article on Running Scholarships for even more information.

Happy Trails - Coach Tief

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